Civilian Collaboration in Occupied Ukraine and Crimea, 1941-1944: a study in motivation

Daria Tarasovna Rudakova

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This study seeks to understand the role civilian collaborators played in the enforcement of enemy regimes in the occupied territories of the Ukraine and Crimea between 1941 and 1944. Through a close analysis of war crimes records pertaining to trials held by Soviet authorities during and after World War II, the thesis enquires into what motivated civilian collaboration. The enquiry is arranged into categories of defendants: village elders, policemen, Ukrainian nationalists, women, and 'others'. Broadening our understanding of the nature of collaboration ism in the Ukraine and beyond, the thesis demonstrates that a highly complex and variegated set of motivations underpinned civilian collaboration.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Finaldi, Giuseppe, Supervisor
  • Edele, Mark, Supervisor
  • Stuart, Robert, Supervisor
Award date4 May 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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